Dr. Paul Marshall
Paul Marshall serves as a senior fellow at the Hudson Institute's Center for Religious Freedom. For eight years prior to joining Hudson, he worked at Freedom House, as Senior Fellow at the Center for Religious Freedom.
Dr. Marshall has held several professorships, including at the University of Toronto, the Free University of Amsterdam, and the Institute for Christian Studies, Toronto, where he taught political science, law, philosophy and theology. He holds a B.Sc. (Geology) from the University of Manchester, an M.Sc.(Geochemistry) from the University of Western Ontario, an M.Phil. (Philosophy) from the Institute for Christian Studies, Toronto, and an M.A. and Ph.D. (Political Science) from York University, with further studies in international human rights law at the University of Strasbourg and theology at Oxford University.
Marshall is the author and editor of over twenty books on religion and politics, especially religious freedom, including Radical Islam’s Rules: the Worldwide Spread of Extreme Sharia Law (2005), The Rise of Hindu Extremism (2003), Islam at the Crossroads (2002), God and the Constitution (2002), The Talibanization of Nigeria (2002), Massacre at the Millennium (2001), Religious Freedom in the World (2000), Egypt’s Endangered Christians (1999), Just Politics (1998), Heaven is not My Home (1998), A Kind of Life Imposed on Man (1996), and the best-selling, award-winning survey of religious persecution worldwide Their Blood Cries Out (1997). He is the author of several hundred articles, and his writings have been translated into Russian, German, French, Dutch, Spanish, Portuguese, Albanian, Japanese, Malay, Korean, Arabic, Farsi, and Chinese.
To read Dr. Marshall's Cardus article about the neglect of international religious freedom, click here.
Recent Books by Dr. Paul Marshall
NEW! Blind Spot When Journalists Don't Get Religion
Today understanding of religion is essential to understanding many major news stories. This book examines how the media frequently miss or misunderstand these stories because they do not take religion seriously, and how they misunderstand religion when they do take it seriously. To the extent that journalists do not grasp events' religious dimensions, both global and local, the authors argue, they are hindered from, and sometimes incapable of, describing what is happening. However, on the national level the press is one of the most secular institutions in American society -- not necessarily contemptuous of serious religion, just uncomprehending.
The essays in this book examine nine specific news stories that were inadequately or incorrectly reported by major news sources because their religious dimension was ignored, overlooked, or misrepresented. These stories range from the 2004 U.S. presidential elections to Iran, Iraq, and the papal succession. In each case the author demonstrates how the story might have been more effectively reported and concludes with specific suggestions for journalist. The authors include both scholars and experienced news analysts. Although it will be of particular interest to people of faith, the book offers all readers an interesting and balanced analysis of the news media's uneasy relationship with religion and religious issues.
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Religious Freedom in the World
This survey describes and rates countries using criteria based on international law; it parallels the surveys produced for Freedom in the World and Freedom of the Press. It profiles countries in short narrative sketches, comparatively ranks them according to criteria of religious freedom for all religious groups, and features essays by experts explaining current relevant issues and trends.
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